The study this quarter focuses on justice as presented in Scriptures from the prophets and in the reading for Easter Sunday, which is taken from First Corinthians. The Prophets communicated God's will to the people. They called for repentance and justice.
Called to God's Work of Justice
This unit has five lessons that explore ways that people are called to participate in God's work 0f justice. Zephaniah presents both a judgement against the wickedness and injustice of Jerusalem and a vision of restoration. Zechariah calls for a return to God's way of justice. In Jeremiah, God's rigorous standards for justice are defined and God's people are given a choice either to repent injustices by executing justice or to face destruction. Hosea use early history to call the people to love and justice.
- Lesson 10: May 3rd, A Vision of Restoration Zephaniah 3:14-20
- Lesson 11: May 10th, Peace and Justice Reign Zechariah 8:1-8, 11-17
- Lesson 12: May 17th, Practice Justice, Jeremiah 21:8-14
- Lesson 13: May 24th, Repent of Injustice, Jeremiah 22:1-10
- Lesson 14: May 31st, Return to Love and Justice, Hosea 11:1-2, 7-10, 12:1-, 6-14
People experience God's wisdom in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. During this quarter, we explore the many facets of wisdom as recorded in the book of Proverbs, in the Gospels, and in the letter written by James.
Wisdom in the Gospels
This unit offers four lessons, one lesson from each of the four Gospels, that examines the wisdom of God seen in the teachings and life of Jesus.
Faith and Wisdom in James
This unit offers a five-lesson study of wisdom as seen in the letter of James. These lessons explore the interaction of faith and wisdom, including practical advice regarding faith in action and training the tongue. The study ends by contrasting two kinds of wisdom.